Amy Ramage Communication Sciences and Disorders

Amy Ramage

Research Coordinator
Phone: (603) 862-2125
Office: Communication Sciences & Disorders, Hewitt Hall Rm 157, Durham, NH 03824

My research, teaching, and clinical interests center on the neurologic bases of cognition and emotion as they interact with communication competence. My research group, the Cognition, Brain and Language Team (CoBALT) studies the association between impairments of cognition, emotion & language in acquired brain injury and the brain systems that underlie them. The objective is to identify variables (biomarkers or behaviors) that contribute to the dysfunction of brain systems and to determine their value as predictors of outcomes. The long-term goal of this work is to understand whether these predictors may be targeted and optimized in treatments effecting change in these neural systems.

Courses Taught

  • COMM 711/811: Brain and Behavior
  • COMM 742: Speech-Language Pathology II
  • COMM 798/895: SpcTop/NeuralBasesCog&Lang
  • COMM 811: Brain and Behavior
  • COMM 833: Aphasia in Adults
  • COMM 841: Cognitive Communication Disord
  • INCO 590: Student Research Experience


  • Ph.D., Speech-Language Pathology and Cognitive Psychology, University of Arizona
  • M.S., Speech-Language Pathology, University of Arizona
  • B.S., Speech and Hearing Sciences, Texas Tech University

Research Interests

  • Communicative Disorders, Speech
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Speech/Language Therapy
  • Traumatic Brain/Head Injury
  • Traumatic Stress Disorders

Selected Publications

  • Greenslade, K. J., Bogart, E., Gyory, J., Jaskolka, S., & Ramage, A. E. (2024). Story Grammar Analyses Capture Discourse Improvement in the First 2 Years Following a Severe Traumatic Brain Injury.. Am J Speech Lang Pathol, 33(2), 1004-1020. doi:10.1044/2023_AJSLP-23-00269

  • Greenslade, K. J., Honan, C., Harrington, L., Kenealy, L., Ramage, A. E., & Bogart, E. (2024). Wishes, beliefs, and jealousy: use of mental state terms in Cinderella retells after traumatic brain injury.. Front Hum Neurosci, 18, 1386227. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2024.1386227

  • Ramage, A. E., Ray, K. L., Franz, H. M., Tate, D. F., Lewis, J. D., & Robin, D. A. (2022). Cingulo-Opercular and Frontoparietal Network Control of Effort and Fatigue in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. FRONTIERS IN HUMAN NEUROSCIENCE, 15. doi:10.3389/fnhum.2021.788091

  • Stark, B. C., Dutta, M., Murray, L. L., Fromm, D., Bryant, L., Harmon, T. G., . . . Roberts, A. C. (2021). Spoken Discourse Assessment and Analysis in Aphasia: An International Survey of Current Practices. JOURNAL OF SPEECH LANGUAGE AND HEARING RESEARCH, 64(11), 4366-4389. doi:10.1044/2021_JSLHR-20-00708

  • Stark, B. C., Dutta, M., Murray, L. L., Bryant, L., Fromm, D., MacWhinney, B., . . . Sharma, S. (2021). Standardizing Assessment of Spoken Discourse in Aphasia: A Working Group With Deliverables. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY, 30(1), 491-502. doi:10.1044/2020_AJSLP-19-00093

  • Greenslade, K. J., Stuart, J. E. B., Richardson, J. D., Dalton, S. G., & Ramage, A. E. (2020). Macrostructural Analyses of Cinderella Narratives in a Large Nonclinical Sample. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY, 29(4), 1923-1936. doi:10.1044/2020_AJSLP-19-00151

  • Ramage, A. E. (2020). Potential for Cognitive Communication Impairment in COVID-19 Survivors: A Call to Action for Speech-Language Pathologists. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF SPEECH-LANGUAGE PATHOLOGY, 29(4), 1821-1832. doi:10.1044/2020_AJSLP-20-00147

  • Ramage, A. E., Aytur, S., & Ballard, K. J. (2020). Resting-State Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Connectivity Between Semantic and Phonological Regions of Interest May Inform Language Targets in Aphasia. JOURNAL OF SPEECH LANGUAGE AND HEARING RESEARCH, 63(9), 3051-3067. doi:10.1044/2020_JSLHR-19-00117

  • Ramage, A. E., Tate, D. F., New, A. B., Lewis, J. D., & Robin, D. A. (2019). Effort and Fatigue-Related Functional Connectivity in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. FRONTIERS IN NEUROLOGY, 9. doi:10.3389/fneur.2018.01165

  • Ramage, A. E., Litz, B. T., Resick, P. A., Woolsey, M. D., Dondanville, K. A., Young-McCaughan, S., . . . Consortium, S. T. R. O. N. G. S. T. A. R. (2016). Regional cerebral glucose metabolism differentiates danger- and non-danger-based traumas in post-traumatic stress disorder. SOCIAL COGNITIVE AND AFFECTIVE NEUROSCIENCE, 11(2), 234-242. doi:10.1093/scan/nsv102

  • Ramage, A. E., Lin, A. -L., Olvera, R. L., Fox, P. T., & Williamson, D. E. (2015). Resting-state regional cerebral blood flow during adolescence: Associations with initiation of substance use and prediction of future use disorders. DRUG AND ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE, 149, 40-48. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.01.012

  • Ramage, A. E., Laird, A. R., Eickhoff, S. B., Acheson, A., Peterson, A. L., Williamson, D. E., . . . Fox, P. T. (2013). A Coordinate-Based Meta-Analytic Model of Trauma Processing in Posttraumatic Stress Disorder. HUMAN BRAIN MAPPING, 34(12), 3392-3399. doi:10.1002/hbm.22155

  • Holland, A. L., & Ramage, A. E. (2000). Thinking outside the (black) box. BRAIN AND LANGUAGE, 71(1), 93-95. doi:10.1006/brln.1999.2222

  • Lewis, J. D., Knutson, K. M., Gotts, S. J., Tierney, M., Ramage, A., Tate, D. F., . . . Wassermann, E. M. (n.d.). Resting State Correlations of Fatigue Following Military Deployment.